Zoning Atlas with Sara Bronin

Season 4, Episode 6

In episode 6, we explore zoning policy with Sara Bronin, Professor of the Cornell College of Architecture, Art, and Planning, and Associated Faculty Member of the Cornell Law School (on public service leave).  Sara Bronin is a Mexican-American architect and attorney whose interdisciplinary research focuses on how law and policy can foster more equitable, sustainable, well-designed, and connected places. Through the Legal Constructs Lab, Sara created the National Zoning Atlas to translate and standardize tens of thousands of zoning codes across the country. She has advised the National Trust for Historic Preservation and Sustainable Development Code, has served on the board of Latinos in Heritage Conservation, and founded Desegregate Connecticut. Previously, she led the award-winning, unanimously-adopted overhaul of the zoning code and city plan of Hartford, Connecticut. This audio was created in spring 2022, before Sara Bronin was nominated to lead a federal agency in Washington DC. The conversation sheds light on work underway before she left CT for D.C. In her current role, she is no longer affiliated with DesegregateCT.

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  1. Sara Bronin’s personal website here and faculty website here
  2. Sara is currently serving as the Chair of the U.S. Advisory Council on Historic Preservation and is on leave from Cornell University. This episode was recorded prior to her confirmation. 
  3. National Zoning Atlas
  4. Desegregate Connecticut’s website and Connecticut Zoning Atlas
  5. New Haven’s Affordable Housing Task Force’s 2019 report with the finding that the city needs 25,000 additional units of affordable housing here
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